Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the bombing of the World Trade Center. It was on February 26, 1993, that the United States received what would be its first wake-up call with a terrorist attack on American soil.
I was living in Astoria in Queens, one of New York City's five boroughs, at the time. I was home at the time the bombing occurred and noticed that almost all of the television channels were out. The only two channels on the air were a home shopping channel (go figure) and the local Spanish-language Telemundo channel. The Telemundo channel was all news and broadcasting in Spanish and English since all of the other channels, which had antennas atop the Twin Towers, had been knocked out because of the blast. (All of the channels didn't come back on air until around 8:00 p.m., that evening.)
Below is an episode of the short-lived A&E series 'Minute by Minute' from 2001, which recaps the incident from twenty-five years ago today.